Thursday, March 14, 2019

PATRIOTIC EAGLE QUILT PATTERN IS AVAILABLE.....


I'M SO EXCITED TO HAVE MY NEWEST 
QUILT PATTERN AVAILABLE IN PDF E-PATTERN
FORM TO OFFER!!  I REALLY ENJOYED 
MAKING THIS QUILT.  THE EAGLE
SHAPE WAS INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE 
CRIB QUILT BUT I PUT MY OWN TWIST ON IT.
THE PATTERN INCLUDES FULL SIZE TEMPLATES
FOR THE APPLIQUE WILL FULL INSTRUCTIONS
ON HOW I MADE MY QUILT.  
IT MEASURES 30" SQAURE.  TO PURCHASE 
PLEASE VISIT MY PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE.


IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE PAYPAL
BUTTON JUST EMAIL ME AND I 
CAN SEND AN INVOICE. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.......LORI

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SNOW, EAGLE QUILT, MORE SNOW, KITCHEN & SNOW.....


MY EAGLE QUILT IS ALL FINISHED!  HERE IS A PIC
OF THE TOP BEFORE QUILTING AND BELOW
YOU CAN SEE SOME OF MY BAPTIST FAN 
QUILTING DESIGN. I FINISHED BINDING
IT THIS MORNING.  I NEED TO GET MY PATTERN
TOGETHER BUT HOPE TO DO IT IN THE NEXT WEEK
SO LOOK FOR IT SOON!  
IT MEASURES 30 INCHES SQUARE.




I SNAPPED A FEW PICS OF OUR KITCHEN
AND THOUGHT I'D SHARE THEM WITH YOU.
NOTHING MUCH, JUST SOME OF MY 
PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES.





IT SEEMS ALL IT'S BEEN DOING 
JANUARY & FEBRUARY IS 
SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!  WE
HAVEN'T HAD SNOW ALL AT ONCE
LIKE THIS IN MANY A YEAR.
IT'S BEEN ALL I COULD DO TO KEEP
UP WITH BLOWING, SHOVELING, TAKING
CARE OF THE HOUSE AND BEING A 
CAREGIVER BUT THE LORD HAS
BLESSED ME AND SOMEHOW I'VE
BEEN ABLE TO MANAGE TO GET
DONE WHAT I NEEDED TO.
THE ABOVE PIC IS A PATH I BLOW
FOR ZOE IN THE BACK YARD AND YOU
CAN SEE THE SNOW IS UP TO THE HANDLES
ON THE SNOWBLOWER.
BELOW YOU CAN SEE OURS AND OUR
NEIGHBORS MAILBOXES BURIED.
I'VE HAD TO DIG THEM OUT MORE
THAN ONCE AFTER THE COUNTY PLOW
WENT BY.  THERE IS LITERALLY 
NOWHERE TO PUT MORE SNOW!  OUR 
STREET IS GETTING NARROWER AS
THE COUNTY PLOW CAN ONLY MOVE
IT SO FAR NOW.  MARCH CAN BE OUR
STORM MONTH AND WE USUALLY GET
A STORM AROUND ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
WE WILL SEE BUT WE KNOW SPRING
IS AROUND THE CORNER.
I COUNT MY BLESSINGS THAT WE HAVE
A NICE WARM HOUSE AND THAT THIS
WINTER DIDN'T HAPPEN LAST WINTER 
WHEN WE WERE HAVING THE BATHROOM
ADDITION BUILT FOR BRIAN. WHAT A 
BLESSING WE COULD HAVE THAT DONE
IN WINTER!  


I HAVEN'T HAD MUCH TIME TO SNOWSHOE
THIS WINTER BUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO
SOME FRIENDS UP FROM 
ILLINOIS HELPED ME BREAK TRAIL ON 
A SHORT ROUTE I CAN EASILY DO 
FROM THE HOUSE SO I PLAN TO
GET OUT AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON.

BLESSINGS TO EACH ONE THIS DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Monday, February 11, 2019

NEW QUILT AND SNOW........


I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT DOING A NEW 
QUILT DESIGN WITH EAGLES FOR THE PAST 
FEW WEEKS AND FINALLY GOT GOING ON IT
THE OTHER DAY.  MY DEAR FRIEND JUDY
GAVE ME A TON OF GREAT QUILT FABRICS
(THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, JUDY!)
AND I'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY THEM TO DO 
SOMETHING AMERICANA BUT IN A MUTED
MORE PRIMITIVE WAY. THERE WILL BE 
NO WHITE IN THIS QUILT BUT LOTS
OF TANS AND BROWNS ALONG WITH REDS AND 
BLUES.  I FOUND AN ANTIQUE
QUILT ON PINTEREST THAT HAD A SIMPLE
EAGLE APPLIQUE DESIGN AND WAS INSPIRED
TO COME UP WITH WHAT I HAVE HERE.
IT WILL BE VERY SCRAPPY WITH THE SASHING
AND BORDERS AND I SURE HOPE IT COMES
OUT LIKE I ENVISION IT!  I'M STILL WORKING ON
THE LOWER RIGHT HAND BLOCK AND
PLAN TO ADD SOME FOLKY APPLIQUED STARS
TO EACH BLOCK EITHER SIDE OF THE
EAGLES HEADS.  STAY TUNED
FOR MORE TO COME ON THIS PROJECT.
IF I LIKE HOW IT COMES OUT I'LL DO 
AN E-PATTERN OF IT.


FIRST WE GOT RAIN A WEEK AGO THAT FROZE
ON EVERYTHING AS TEMPERATURES 
DROPPED. NOW WE HAVE BEEN GETTING
SNOW ON TOP OF THAT AND I'M RUNNING
OUT OF ROOM TO PUT IT WHEN I SHOVEL!
HERE IS OUR LITTLE SHED HOLDING ON
IN THE GENTLE FOLDS OF SNOW
AND PATIENTLY WAITING FOR SPRING.
THANKFULLY WE HAVEN'T LOST POWER
BUT I NOTICED WE HAVE SOME POPLARS BENT
OVER SOME POWER LINES LIKE YOU SEE
BEHIND THE SHED SO WE CALLED THE
POWER COMPANY TO COME TAKE A LOOK.
THEY HAVEN'T AS YET BUT I'M SURE WE 
ARE NOT A HIGH PRIORITY.  WE DO HAVE 
A GENERATOR SO AM THANKFUL FOR THAT!

WISHING ALL A BLESSED WINTERS DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, February 1, 2019

CROWS & PUMPKINS QUILT


YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS QUILT I STARTED
LAST SPRING OR SUMMER. MY FRIEND KATHY AND
I WORKED ON THEM TOGETHER, EACH DOING
OUR OWN.  I HAND QUILT ALL MY QUILTS
AND I HAD IT READY TO GO BUT HAD
TO SET IT ASIDE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
I JUST FINISHED QUILTING, BINDING AND EVEN
GOT A HANGING SLEEVE ON THE BACK SO
IT'S ALL READY FOR THIS FALL WHEN
IT'S TIME TO DECORATE!  IT WILL BE FUN
TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW TO DISPLAY.
DESIGN IS BY CHERI PAYNE. SADLY, CHERI
HAS PASSED AWAY BUT HER SPIRIT LIVES
ON IN ALL OF HER WONDERFUL DESIGNS
AND INSPIRATION IN THE QUILT WORLD 
AND BEYOND!  THIS PATTERN IS HARD TO
COME BY NOW SO I'M GLAD I HAD IT IN
MY STASH. I'D BEEN WANTING TO GET TO
IT FOR SOME TIME.



I WANT TO THANK ALL WHO TOOK PART
IN MY LITTLE UPDATE RECENTLY.
I'M SO VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE SOLD OUT.

WE ARE STAYING WARM AND TOASTY
HERE BUT WITH -31* A COUPLE OF NIGHTS, 
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIT WARMER
WINTER TEMPS.  SUPPOSED TO START WARMING 
SOON. STAY SAFE AND WARM OUT THERE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A WEE LITTLE UPDATE.......




AT 9:30 AM CENTRAL TIME THIS MORNING,
JANUARY 17TH ON MY PICTURETRAIL SITE.


UNTIL THEN......LORI

Friday, January 11, 2019

A HEART AND SOME DECOR


THIS IS A LORI BRECHLIN DESIGN I 
DID IN NEEDLE PUNCH RECENTLY.
I HOPE TO WORK ON THE FINISHING TODAY.
WILL BE OFFERING IT AND ANOTHER HEART
PROJECT VERY SOON.


MY CHRISTMAS IS PACKED AWAY
FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND MY 
HOME IS DUSTED AND VACUUMED GOOD 
SO NOW I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO
PLAY A LITTLE. (SMILE)


I HAVE BEEN MOVING A FEW OF MY SMALL
ANTIQUES HERE AND THERE FOR A LITTLE
DIFFERENT LOOK. LOVE THESE OLD
RUSTY HEART COOKIE CUTTERS.
A FAVORITE TO BRING OUT THIS TIME OF YEAR.


THIS CORNER IS PRETTY MUCH 
THE SAME EXCEPT I HAVE THREE
OF MY FAVORITE DOLLS TOGETHER
ALONG WITH THE JUG NEXT TO THEM.


THE GIRLS......
THE TWO ON THE RIGHT ARE BY 
NORMA SCHNEEMAN AND THE 
ONE ON THE LEFT IS BY JACKIE SCHMIDT.

I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE START
TO YOUR NEW YEAR AS MUCH AS I AM.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.......LORI